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What is Driver CPC Training and do you know if your staff need it?
June 8, 2012
Warren Access is now a consortium Member of INATIV and is professionally accredited to work in partnership with them. INATIV are approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) to deliver approved CPC courses under the consortium approval number AC00832.
As part of the INATIV consortium, we are committed to providing training that ensures drivers are capable of undertaking their duties in an informed manner, focused on safety, economy, and the needs of the company.
So what is Driver CPC?
It was introduced by European Legislation on the 10th September 2008 for D Class licence holders (coach & bus) and on the 10th September 2009 for C Class licence holders (LGV).
It is a legal condition for any professional drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes throughout Europe.
Existing Drivers (with a few exceptions) now have to complete 35 hours periodic training in a 5 year period.
The training must cover the minimum requirements of the legislation on subjects such as road safety; fuel economy; regulation; health & safety; service and logistics.
Who is affected by this?
Drivers who obtained driving licences before 1 January 1997, who use C or D licence categories as part of their job are now also required by legislation to undertake CPC Periodic Training to maintain that entitlement.
So when should drivers complete their training?
The first 35 hours of training should be completed before the 10th September 2014. Existing drivers will lose the right to drive if training is not completed by this date. Drivers are obligated to take blocks of training which must be a minimum of 7 hours.
At Warren Access, we recommend spreading the burden of 5 days training over the five year period by completing one 7 hour course per year. The advantages of this are as follows:
• Spreads the costs
• Proves company commitment
• Protects your operator’s licence
• Shows commitment to drivers
• More professional drivers
• Opportunity to increase company performance
• Reduces inconvenience
• Prevents increased demand
• Increased fuel economy
• Health & safety benefits
• Better company image
Did you know that IPAF Training can count towards 7 hours of your driver CPC training?
Up to two days of bespoke industry specific training normally taken outside of the 35 hours of CPC periodic training, can be taken as part of the syllabus without detriment to the minimum requirements of the legislation.
This is a great benefit to businesses where both IPAF and CPC training are required, as one fifth of the mandatory 35 hours CPC training is gained at the time of doing the IPAF training, thus causing the least amount of disruption to your business.
At Warren Access we are able to offer this facility as we are also an accredited IPAF Training Centre for and on behalf of IPAF.
For further information on our IPAF training courses please visit www.warrenaccesstraining.co.uk.
Training is of course, a great benefit to any company, but can be an inconvenience to everyday operations. We work with you to ensure that you get the best from the course modules, whilst causing the least amount of disruption to your operation.
Why is Warren Access different?
We believe that drivers should be continuously reminded of the key aspects involved in their daily working lives. Uniquely, the INATIV suite of courses have been structured to ensure this key information is taught to candidates on an annual basis through the Core Module. This key component of the training syllabus covers aspects from all the objectives of the EU Legislation.
As mentioned previously, we marry this with bespoke training which has been tailored to the needs of the individual company, for example; IPAF Training.
The INATIV training programme has been designed to produce the safest, most efficient and professional drivers in the country.
For further information, contact us on 0191 236 7120.